It was listed by the National Book Council in 1984 as one of the ten most significant Australian books of the previous 10 years.
Flying Home (1978) was named by the National Book Council as one of the ten best Australian books of the decade.
They have been idolised in several Australian books and films.
It was among the first Australian books for children to draw on Australian Aboriginal mythology.
He donated his outstanding collection of Australian books to the National Library of Australia.
Stocks exclusively Australian books, including a superb range of fiction.
John Ryan collection of Australian comic books, ca. 1940-1960 (manuscript)
In spite of his belief that there was a market for cheap Australian books the prospects were not encouraging.
John Ryan collection of Australian comic books, ca. 1940-1960 (9.25 m. / 66 boxes + 2 fol.
McGee collection of Australian comic books, ca. 1940-1960 (312 boxes + 5 fol.